Group picture in Central America: Srs. Dominique Sabas, Deborah Warner, Bárbara Paz Trejo, MINKADA Brigitte, NGO NGOK Angèle, MBALLA NNANG Hélène Annie and KONAÏ Justine
Photo, Sister S. Sullivan, 2009

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Congrégation de Notre-Dame

Bringing Out Our Inner Light!

The Congrégation de Notre-Dame is a Catholic community of women religious of apostolic faithApostolic faith is the adherence of the whole person to Jesus and to the teachings He gave to his apostles.

This faith is oriented towards continuing the mission of Jesus: to reveal to the world God’s great love of humanity and to call humanity to live in love of God and of one’s neighbour for a better world and happier people.
founded in the by Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys, first educator of Montreal and a pioneer of New France.

We come from countries in North America, Central America, Asia, Africa and Europe where we live and work among the people. In response to a call from our loving God, we give our lives to work toward achieving God’s desire for a just and peace­ful world for all peoples.

With love and joy, we sing life; we celebrate life! Magnificat!Magnificat is a song of joy!
(Click to hear the Sisters sing the Magnificat)
Guided by Christ, who lights our way, we journey forward, led by the spirit of Marguerite Bourgeoys.

How do we experience this journey in our everyday lives?

“Go, I will not abandon you.”

Writings of Marguerite Bourgeoys p. 143

QUONNIE-DAY TO PRAY AND PLAY !!

When:  Sunday, August 10, 2014

What:  Peggy, Mary Ann Rossi, and Ann Marie Strileckis are arranging a “pray and play” day for young women from 18-35.  The day will begin with prayer, include lunch, provide beach time, and end with prayer. (Sunday Mass is not in the plan.)

Who:   From your parish, neighborhood, ministry, family…….extend an invitation to a young woman whom you have begun to build a relationship with. Naturally, you are invited too, but it’s not required that you accompany those you invite.

RSVP:   pdoyle@cnd-m.org

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Vocation / Formation meeting

Five Sisters from the U.S. are off to Montreal this week for a week of international Vocation-Formation meetings.  Sisters Peggy Doyle, Mary Ann Rossi, Regina DeVitto, Darleen Mayo and Deanna Sabetta will gather with Congregation fo Notre Dame Sisters from around the world.  We will be reviewing/updating the Congregation’s Vocation-Formation Directory (policy book), learning how to use more effectively social-media technology, and deliberating on the concerns/issues of Vocation-Formation ministry throughout the Congregation.  Keep us in your prayer.

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Celebrate the Feast of Saint Mary Magdalen, July 22

Luke’s Gospel tells us Mary of Magdala, Susanna, Joanna, and other Galilean women, travelled with Jesus and the early disciples; they supported his mission from their own financial resources. John’s gospel tells us Mary came to the empty tomb and was sent by Jesus to announce the Resurrection news to the others, who “came racing to the tomb.” (John 20:17-18).

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Prayer for the victims of trafficking

World Day against Trafficking in Persons

“Happy are those who hunger for justice”

Let us pray…

…for men, women, and children, victims of forced labor

…for men, women, and children, abused in cotton plantations, in sweat shops, in rivers poisoned by mine exploitation

“Happy are those who hunger for justice”

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World Day against Trafficking in Persons

On 30 July 2014 the United Nations will mark the first ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons. The day is aimed at raising awareness around this global issue and to highlight the plight of the millions of women, men and children who are victims of trafficking from all corners of the world, as well as at encouraging people to take action against this crime.

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ACTION ALERT- UNACCOMPANIED MINORS

Please take a few minutes to contact your Senators and Representative this week! www.senate.govwww.house.gov 

The response by the Obama Administration and members of Congress to the influx of migrant children at the US-Mexico border becomes more worrisome by the day. The latest move is to propose changes to the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2008, to speed up deportations of these children. 

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